11/23/99- Updated 01:36 PM ET


Our guide to hot sites: Weekend Edition, Nov. 6-8, 1998.
New sites every weekday, with an expanded weekend edition.

Online Time Machine
Take a cyber-journey anywhere over the past 300,000 years, thanks to miles-thick ice sheets in places like Antarctica and Greenland. You can explore this virtual time machine to learn what was happening in the world over the past several ice ages. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/warnings/stories/
Musical Peace
BluesForPeace was set up in Israel as an interactive shalom, promoting peace through the idea that everybody has had their share of the blues. You'll find links to bands, photos, artwork and even poetry. http://www.bluesforpeace.com/
Name Check
Thinking of launching a Web site but don't know whether anyone has already reserved the name? Namestake.com offers to conduct a search of cyberspace for you. Fun to browse, in a geeky sort of way. http://namestake.com/
Beatles Retro
Through photos and essays, Life brings us to "Places we Remember" in the collective life of the Beatles. There's also a guide to records and a pretty challenging trivia quiz. http://www.pathfinder.com/Life/thebeatles/
Retired Living Commentary
Retired Living - Straight Talk dishes out some no-nonsense commentary on such issues as long-term care, social security and medicare. Includes links to articles and reports. http://www.retiredliving.com/
Ancient Egypt
See ancient Egypt through the eyes of National Geographic correspondent Maynard Owen Williams. You'll find backgrounders and photos. Includes an account of the opening of the tomb of Tutankhamen. http://www.nationalgeographic.com/egypt/
Intelligence Test
Think you're smart? Take an online I.Q. test delivered by the Cyberia Shrink. Or check out your coping skills and assertiveness. http://www.queendom.com/intellig.html

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